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Explore Balestrand

The first tourists came to Balestrand over 100 years ago, drawn to majestic mountains and the deep fjord. For many the small fjord village has become a place of peace and quiet. Surrounded by untouched nature and a rich history, Balestrand has become an attractive destination for travelers.

We have listed some activites below.

Balestrand Fjord Adventure

If you like speed and excitement we recommend Balestrand Fjord Adventure. Here you will get a tour of the fjord with a RIB boat. Perfect for those who want to see as much of Balestrand in the shortest amount of time.

National Tourist Route Gaularfjellet

From their website: A trip over Gaualrfjellet is exciting and varied, along narrow fjords, on a road up steep mountainsides, over high mountains and beautiful valleys. The view is powerful.

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Balestrand Cider House


From their website: Cider house is located in Balestrand in Sogn, a small walk from the pier and Kviknes Hotel. Balholm is their brand for fruit and berry drinks - cooked with a large portion of passion! In the summer, you can join in the tasting of cider and learn how to distill or cook sparkling cider in the traditional way. You can shop in the farm shop or have a meal in the restaurant.

Balestrand Fjord Angling

Balestrand Fjord Angling takes you on an experience without equal. Here you meet Tor, a local fisherman with over 20 years of experience. This is a family-friendly experience where everyone is allowed to contribute.

Gone Paddling

An adventure among high mountains and beautiful scenery.
Get close to nature with Gone Paddling Balestrand. Here you get a tour of the surrounding area with kayak.

Hiking in Balestrand

Balestrand has wonderful hiking trails for those who either want a longer hike to Raudmelen, or fantastic Keipen, or for those who want a short trip to Orrabenken.

In the web link below you will find a nice overview of local hiking trails.

Hiking Trails